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Lithographs - Color - 1910-1920 | War posters - American - 1910-1920 | 1914-1918 | Torpedoes - 1910-1920 | Sailors - 1910-1920 | Recruiting and enlistment | United States | World War, 1914-1918 - Recruiting & enlistment | Sailors in art | United States. - Navy | War posters, American | United States. - Navy - Recruiting & enlistment - 1910-1920 | Posters | United States. - Navy - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - World War, 1914-1918 | WWI Hunter Collection | World War, 1914-1918
Posters are printed on 100% cotton paper archival matte paper, using archival inks. The actual image size varies, depending on the artwork.
Join the Navy, the service for fighting men
- Creator: Babcock, Richard Fayerweather
Poster showing a sailor in blue Navy uniform astride a large torpedo.
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- OCLC #: 51041238
- Call #: POS - US .B31,no. 1
- Physical Location: Special Collections — Flatfile Storage — PRINT 00176
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- WWI Hunter Collection
- Publisher: [United States : U.S. Navy?, 1917]
- Physical Description: 1 photomechanical print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 106 x 72 cm.
- Richard Fayerweather Babcock (1887-1954) is an American painter and illustrator born in Denmark, Iowa. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, at the Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis, and in Munich, Germany. Babcock moved to Evanston, Illinois and taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the School of the Art Institute, where he had several one-man exhibitions. Aside from designing government posters, Babcock worked as an illustrator for Encyclopedia Britannica, specializing in natural history subjects, and created a Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural at the Legler Library in Chicago, Illinois.
- The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The Navy saw little action during World War I and was kept close to home due chiefly to a shortage of fuel oil; but nevertheless, the strength of the United States Navy grew under an ambitious ship building program associated with the Naval Act of 1916.
- World War I began as a conflict between the Allies (France, the United Kingdom, and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie ignited the war in 1914. Italy joined the Allies in 1915, followed by the United States in 1917. A ceasefire was declared at 11 AM on 11 November 1918. The poster was a major tool for broad dissemination of information during the war. Countries on both sides of the conflict distributed posters widely to garner support, urge action, and boost morale.
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